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Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Hologic Comes From Behind to Win on Assignor Estoppel + Juror Homework Puts Kibosh on Apple AirPods Trial

Fri, 2022-08-12 09:55

Minerva Surgical won a Supreme Court decision last year narrowing the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but it wasn't enough to unwind a $5 million jury verdict at CAFC.


How I Started My Own Law Firm: 'Our Caring Culture In My View Is Central to Our Success,' Says Darryl Cooke of Gunnercooke

Fri, 2022-08-12 09:18

We also wanted to create a business that allows ambitious lawyers to thrive, have autonomy over their practice area and enjoy a positive work-life balance on their terms.


Are Clients 'Ghosting' More Law Firms?: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-08-12 06:00

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Freshfields Increases Office Attendance Requirements in Agile Policy Rethink

Fri, 2022-08-12 05:40

The firm had previously said its UK workforce could work remotely for up to 50% of the time post-pandemic.


Associates Say Silence on Partnership Criteria Breeds Anxiety and Resentment

Fri, 2022-08-12 05:00

"I am totally in the dark about what it takes to make partner here," said one Big Law associate.


Virginia Officials Hope New Playing Cards for Inmates Can Help Solve Cold Cases

Fri, 2022-08-12 00:59

A special set of playing cards featuring information about unsolved homicides will be distributed to inmates at the Richmond City Justice Center for recreational use as part of a new project by the Virginia Attorney General's Office, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Crime Stoppers, and local police.


'You Can't Use This Court to Perpetrate a Fraud': Judge Probes 3M's Actions Prior to Earplug Bankruptcy

Thu, 2022-08-11 18:51

At a Thursday hearing, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers continued to focus on an indemnity agreement 3M reached on July 25 to transfer liability to its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, which, one day later, filed for bankruptcy. "You can't use this court to perpetrate a fraud on a bankruptcy," she told one of 3M's lawyers.


'It's His Mantra': Christopher Wray, Under Scrutiny for Trump Search, Has Long Been a Stickler for Process

Thu, 2022-08-11 18:21

"There's all kinds of suggestions that this (the search) was done on the fly ... and I just am 100% certain that that's not right," one close Wray associate said.


Higher Law: A New Recreational Marijuana Proposal in Florida | Covington & Burling's Work on a California Cannabis Civil Rights Case | Marijuana Sales Slump in Colorado

Thu, 2022-08-11 17:23

"Legalization in Florida through the adult-use ballot initiative will create one of the largest state-legal marijuana markets in the country and, at least in the beginning stages, will be a windfall for existing [medical marijuana treatment centers] that are conducting sales at that time," said Matthew Ginder, a partner in the cannabis law practice at Greenspoon Marder.


University of Illinois Law Joins DePaul Law to Help Grow First Generation in Law Scholars Program

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:32

"A lot of us haven't felt like we belong in the room but the reason we're here is because we're valuable," Amanda R. Moncada-Perkins, a FGLP mentor, DePaul law adjunct instructor and founding attorney of Stoutegy Law, said in an email to


Montana Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Ban Injunction

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:53

The Montana Supreme Court denied a request by the state and the governor to file supplemental amicus briefing citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June.


Legal Departments Need to Declutter to Meet New Challenges, Report Says

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:48

"It's cleaning out the pipes more than necessarily reducing the number of them," said Phil Caruso, a principal and corporate counsel at Kearney.


Garland Says He Personally Approved Mar-a-Lago Search; DOJ Asks to Unseal Warrant

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:43

"The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," DOJ attorneys wrote in a court filing.


6th Circuit: No Evidence Defense Attorney Had Conflict of Interest in Repping Government Witness

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:39

"A defendant who claims ineffective assistance of counsel arising from an alleged conflict of interest and who raised no objection at trial 'must demonstrate that an actual conflict of interest adversely affected his lawyer's performance,'" the federal appeals court siad.


Quinn Emanuel Launches Dallas Office

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:31

The firm's new Dallas office is starting with seven lawyers and three partners, with more growth to come.


State Supreme Court: Human Trafficking Victim's Identity Not an Element of 2011 Statute

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:29

"We conclude, as a matter of first impression, that a defendant may be convicted of human trafficking under G. L. c. 265, §50(a), so long as the jury find that the defendant knowingly trafficked another person, regardless of whether that person is specifically identified," Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote on behalf of the unanimous court. "Because the trafficking offenses at issue here were charged as ongoing criminal schemes, rather than as discrete instances of trafficking, we conclude that such an instruction was not warranted, and the trial judge did not err in declining to provide one."


10th Circ. Revives Employment Discrimination Suit, Finding 'Brown Man' Comment Improperly Barred From Evidence

Thu, 2022-08-11 14:29

Michael Cruz, a Hispanic man of Mexican American heritage, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado claiming that Farmers Insurance terminated his contract with the insurer based on race.


6 Steps to a Successful Business Development Plan

Thu, 2022-08-11 11:54

Driving Growth Through Client Success and Thought Leadership Business development balances client success, competitive marketing and new acquisitions in order to sustain the firm's reputation as a high-quality service provider. It is the bridge between marketing and sales. Here are six steps to building a modern business development plan that is guaranteed to drive growth through client success and thought leadership.


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Leading an Office Starts With Listening to a Lot of Different Voices,' Says Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe of Morrison & Foerster

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:46

Don't wait to start leading. Even the smallest, simplest matter will benefit.